RAF Spitfire closes road in Manchester MOSI Museum move

Spitfire through door
Image caption The Spitfire is leaving Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry after 19 years
Spitfire wing
Image caption The wings had to be detached from the plane so it could fit through the door and be transported safely
Propellor leaving
Image caption The Spitfire's propeller was also removed during the move
Spitfire on crane
Image caption The Spitfire was then lifted onto a truck by crane outside the museum

An RAF Spitfire plane has been moved from a Manchester museum, closing a road in the process.

The plane, operated by 613 Squadron from 1946 to 1948, has been housed at the Museum of Science and Industry (Mosi) for 19 years.

It is being taken by truck to the RAF Museum in Hendon for a exhibition called Britain From Above.

Mosi said the operation had taken two months of planning and the road outside needed to be shut.

Jack Kirby, head of collections at Mosi, said he was "sure lots of people will be sorry to see it go".

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